How is council tax calculated?

Your council tax is calculated using the Valuation Band of the property, the number of adult residents and details of any appropriate discounts, exemptions, disregards or reductions.

Your home has been allocated one of eight bands according to its market value at 1 April 1991, but be aware that the price of your home today is not a good guide as to what your band should be.

To work out the amount you pay in each band we look at the money we need to run the services we provide.

The amount we collect is the difference between how much budget we need to provide services and how much we have to spend. 

For information on the council's budget please see:

Your council tax bill will also add on the amount you have to pay for police and fire services and adult social care precepts. We then award any discounts, exemptions or reductions you are entitled to. If you live in an area with a parish or town council, there is an extra charge for the services they provide.

More information is available in our council tax booklet

Council tax information booklet